Professor Richard Roberts (1950-2017)
The Baring Archive would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to our Trustee Professor Richard Roberts who passed away just before Christmas. Richard Roberts was Professor of Contemporary History in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London and was a highly respected academic in the field of financial history.
Professor Roberts’ contributions to his field include histories of investment banks Schroders (1991) and Orion (2001). He wrote Wall Street (2002) and The City (2008) and co-authored City State (2003). He acted as editorial advisor on the digitisation of The Economist and Financial Times. Most recently he had published The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC (2015) (with David Kynaston), When Britain Went Bust: The 1976 IMF Crisis (OMFIF, 2016); Six Days in September: Black Wednesday, Brexit and the Making of Europe (OMFIF, 2017) (with William Keegan and David Marsh).
Professor Roberts’ became a Trustee of The Baring Archive in 2016 and his knowledge and expertise quickly came to be highly valued by his fellow Trustees and the archive team. He will be deeply missed and our thoughts and sympathy are with his family.
Posted on Thursday, 22nd February 2018